New clues about carbonate crystallization kinetics at interfaces
Published on June 12, 2019
The formation of minerals from aqueous solutions is a widespread natural phenomenon that controls mass transfers within the lithosphere, impacting elemental cycling –mostly through interactions with living organisms. Crystallization phenomena have also a high industrial relevance, e.g., for the development of new anti-scaling agents or the synthesis of biomimetic materials.
The process of mineral formation usually involves two consecutive steps –nucleation and growth- that are controlled by (...)